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Recap Top Chef Vegas Episode 4

Top Chef Vegas: Episode 4

This week's Top Chef was all about classical French cuisine. First, the cheftestants had to show what they could do with escargot, then they partnered up to prepare several different traditional French dishes. The star-studded lineup of judges included Daniel Boulud and Hubert Keller. Want to talk about the episode? Well you know what to do, keep reading!

  1. Tom says Daniel Boulud needs no introduction. Are you that familiar with him?
  2. Have you ever eaten snails?
  3. Were you surprised they sent home the quickfire loser?
  4. Did anyone else wonder why Padma was missing from the quickfire? Was she, perhaps, hungover?
  5. How did Robin confuse her snails for Ron's snails?
  6. I know I've said it before, but doesn't the Voltaggio brothers' food seem way more sophisticated than the rest?
  7. Michael V. and Jen: super cute couple, or what?! Could they be the new Leah/Hosea? They were so flirting during the judges panel!
  8. Ash and Hector: the odd couple that could succeed? Even if Hector isn't gay, I still feel they are the new Team Rainbow.
  9. How cool is it that Kevin got to dine with the famous French chefs and judges?
  10. Were you surprised by who was sent home? I certainly was.

Did I forget an important point of discussion? Please bring it up below!

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syako syako 6 years
This is really late, but we were catching up on episodes last night, and when the whole judges table happened with Michael V and Jen, my husband looked at me and said with a huge grin, "they're sleeping together!"
mlen mlen 6 years
I'm honestly not sure I would have recognized him right away but of course I know who Daniel Boulud is! Love the Voltaggio brothers- both their food always looks fantastic, though I'm partial to Michael V! Kevin is growing on me and I think its very cool he got to dne with them! One aside comment- not enough Hubert in this episode! When I heard during masters he'd be guest judging I thought I'd see him more, disappointed- I love him!
yvettecq yvettecq 6 years
Tom says Daniel Boulud needs no introduction. Are you that familiar with him? Yes Have you ever eaten snails? Yes, the first time I had snails, I was 7 yrs old. My son beat me...he had his first at 3. Were you surprised they sent home the quickfire loser? Kind of surprised. It's good to stir things up a bit. Did anyone else wonder why Padma was missing from the quickfire? I was actually glad she wasn't there. Was she, perhaps, hungover? Don't know, don't care...don't care for her. How did Robin confuse her snails for Ron's snails? Don't know but she was really rude about it. I know I've said it before, but doesn't the Voltaggio brothers' food seem way more sophisticated than the rest? Yes...their food looks fantastic, would love to try their cooking. Michael V. and Jen: super cute couple, or what?! Definitely! Could they be the new Leah/Hosea? They were so flirting during the judges panel! Ash and Hector: the odd couple that could succeed? Even if Hector isn't gay, I still feel they are the new Team Rainbow. Not sure about this. How cool is it that Kevin got to dine with the famous French chefs and judges? Tres cool. Kevin is one of my faves! Were you surprised by who was sent home? I certainly was. Nah, I saw it coming esp. after Gail's machete comment. It was the easiest dish to prepare and unfortunately Hector wasn't able to pull it off.
LobsterLady LobsterLady 6 years
1. Tom says Daniel Boulud needs no introduction. Are you that familiar with him? Yes 2. Have you ever eaten snails? Yummmm, yessss 3. Were you surprised they sent home the quickfire loser? No, lets do more of those, I loved it! 4. Did anyone else wonder why Padma was missing from the quickfire? Was she, perhaps, hungover? Yes...hehe 5. How did Robin confuse her snails for Ron's snails? No clue, she seems a little "airhead-y" 6. I know I've said it before, but doesn't the Voltaggio brothers' food seem way more sophisticated than the rest? Yes, although I think Jen is right up there with them 7. Michael V. and Jen: super cute couple, or what?! Could they be the new Leah/Hosea? They were so flirting during the judges panel! Yes Yes Yes! 8. Ash and Hector: the odd couple that could succeed? Even if Hector isn't gay, I still feel they are the new Team Rainbow. Hmmmmm.... 9. How cool is it that Kevin got to dine with the famous French chefs and judges? Really awesome, but you could just see how nervous he was! 10. Were you surprised by who was sent home? I certainly was. Yes, even though I think it is sad that already 3 girls have gone home, I would of liked to see Ash pack up...oh well, I think she will be the next to leave..........
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 6 years
1. Tom says Daniel Boulud needs no introduction. Are you that familiar with him? Yes. 2. Have you ever eaten snails? No. 3. Were you surprised they sent home the quickfire loser? No. 4. Did anyone else wonder why Padma was missing from the quickfire? Was she, perhaps, hungover? Yes and I don't know. 5. How did Robin confuse her snails for Ron's snails? I wasn't there. 6. I know I've said it before, but doesn't the Voltaggio brothers' food seem way more sophisticated than the rest? Sometimes. 7. Michael V. and Jen: super cute couple, or what?! Could they be the new Leah/Hosea? They were so flirting during the judges panel! Ew. I hope not. 8. Ash and Hector: the odd couple that could succeed? Even if Hector isn't gay, I still feel they are the new Team Rainbow. lol Not anymore. 9. How cool is it that Kevin got to dine with the famous French chefs and judges? So friggin' cool!! 10. Were you surprised by who was sent home? I certainly was. I was a bit.
mswender mswender 6 years
1. Yes, he is a pretty well known chef aside from his appearances on Top Chef 2. i think because of my seafood allergy I have not, but I would if I could and some of the dishes looked delicious! 3. no, because they told us last week in the teaser. 4. I think that Tom is there whenever they eliminate someone so that is why Padma was not there. If Tom is there you know it is serious. 5. I don't know how with it robin is... 6. The Bros are really impressive! I think they will both go far if not to the final. 7. they are really cute together, but I think both of them are really tough competitors and would never forget the competition. 8. that is funny. I liked Hector, but you knew he wasn't going to win. 9. I just want to give Kevin a big hug. It must have been amazing to dine at that table. 10. For the first elimination I wasn't really surprised, I live in Baltimore and actually saw Jesse this weekend said something about hoping she went far and I knew by teh way she looked at me that she was going home this week and probably in teh quickfire. She is supposed to be a good chef though. Poor Hector. He messed up that meat. I thought it was between him and Ashley, not a fan of hers.
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 6 years
Oops. I realized I just misnumbered my answers. So for 8: yeah, no 9. superduper cool
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
1. i am from ALL the top chef appearances that he's made. i think that if you watched the show enough over the years then you'd be ok with that comment 2. nope - and i never will (at least i don't think) 3. not really - they are trying to mix things up and i guess they have to stay on track with a certain number of folks left to match the number of remaining episodes 4. hung over? doubtful - she's been busy with other stuff lately that i'm sure there was a scheduling conflict that she had to deal with 5. robin's hyper (isn't that what the comment was)...so i'm not surprised 6. yes - but they've been cooking for a LONG time right? 7. i would love to see that dynamic evolve but who knows what will come of it. i loved his comment though about worrying about her showing him up 8. lol team rainbow i'm not so sure about but it's an interesting dynamic 9. eh - i think that it was a nice prize but i think that he should have cooked too. it was an easy out for them so they didn't have to worry about messing up the pairings 10. well - i think that this early in the season nothing surprises me. it's when you see them cook tons of stuff that you really get invested and then things are shockers
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 6 years
1. Definitely. He's been on Top Chef before. 2. I have, and they're quite tasty. That said, I'm not sure they were tasty on their own, or whether it was the garlic and truffles and butter. 3. I might have been, had Bravo not have played that portion in ads all week. 4. I didn't. But it's an interesting thought. I doubt that she was hung over; I think perhaps it was that Tom has more experience with snails. 5. Snails is snails. I'm not sure I could tell whose were whose in the heat of the moment. 6. It does, and I like it. 7. Ew. They might make a good couple, but Jen is a pretty odious woman on screen and I don't think they're "super cute." As for Leah/Hosea, I disagree, for the simple reason that BOTH OF THEM CAN COOK. 8. Again, I disagree. 9. I think it was amazing that Kevin got that experience, and his broad smile, bright eyes, and brand new suit (read the Bravo Blogs) were just adorable. 10. Absolutely. I was *sure* it was going to be Ashley. There were 2 editing clues that led me to think it would be someone else. Ashley said she'd defer to someone who knew better. Famous last words. Mattin celebrated a birthday on the show, complete with video footage. Again, doom hangs in the air. I'll admit I was tricked by those.
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 6 years
1. Yes 2. No 3. No 4. No 5. She's never cooked snails before and is was nervous 6. Absolutely; I'm totally rooting for both of them 7. Yes! I totally thought they were into each other. But I don't think that they will be like Hosea/Leah at all 8. superduper cool 9. I really wanted Ashley to leave; she has a super annoying personality and attitude.
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